Learn about the world’s first hydrogen train
Do you know the world’s first hydrogen train? Why is it called eco-friendly? What type of technology has been used in hydrogen train, etc. Let us know through this article.
The name of the hydrogen train itself suggests that the train is running with hydrogen gas. Germany successfully started the hydrogen-powered train in 2018. This will also reduce pollution, so it has been called eco-friendly. As we know that the problem of pollution is increasing gradually in the whole world. Therefore, France’s multinational company Alstom has prepared a hydrogen-powered train. Let us study about the specialty of hydrogen-powered train through this article, what facilities have been provided in it, etc.
About Germany’s first hydrogen train
Two bright blue Cordia iLint trains, built by French TGV-maker Alstom, covered a 100 kilometer stretch between the towns and cities of Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervoerde and Buxtehude in northern Germany. Launched hydrogen train on the route which was run opposite to the trains running from diesel here.
The specialty of this train is that it will make 60 percent less noise than the conventional diesel engine, it is completely emission free. Its speed and ability to carry passengers are also equal to the performance of the diesel train.
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First Hydrogen train in Germany
Hydrogen train uses technology like diesel engine. The only difference is the engine design and fuel. Fuel cells, hydrogen and oxygen have been replaced in place of diesel in the train. Hydrogen will burn in a controlled manner with the help of oxygen and this heat will generate electricity. Electricity will charge the lithium ion battery and this will run the train.
During this time only steam and water will come out instead of smoke. Additional energy will be stored in the ion lithium battery of the train, so that it can be used on reading the requirement and the train can easily complete its journey. It would not be wrong to say that it will give the feeling of a battery operated toy train. But in terms of speed, it is not less than any modern train.
The Cordia iLint train, like a diesel train, can travel about 1000 kilometers (about 620 mi) by filling a tank of hydrogen at a maximum speed of 140 kilometers per hour (87 mph). This train will bring a revolution in rail network in the form of hydrogen train in the coming time.
So now you must have known that this hydrogen train will be powered by hydrogen instead of diesel, so there will be no smoke in it. Keeping in mind the problem of the environment, it has been prepared only for traveling at a low cost.